The Pemaquid Oyster Festival, Damariscotta's annual celebration of the working waterfront, marine conservation, and the Pemaquid oyster, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary Sun., Sept. 27 from noon to dusk.
The popular event is an important fundraiser for the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund.
As always, the Pemaquid Oyster Festival will feature a great line-up of entertainment, food, educational exhibits and thousands of oysters fresh from the Damariscotta River. (There is also a menu with plenty of choices other than oysters.) The festival is held right on the banks of the Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina on Main St. in Damariscotta, and includes other Main St. businesses. Last year over 10,000 oysters were served at the Pemaquid Oyster Festival.
While the event is held outdoors on Schooner Landing's riverside deck, there are tents to cover the educational exhibits, entertainment stage, and other locations so that the Pemaquid Oyster Festival can be held rain or shine.
The Pemaquid Oyster Festival is the primary fundraiser for the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund. The fund is named after Edward Myers, a Walpole resident who pioneered aquaculture in the Damariscotta River and many other areas.
"This fund is intended to continue Edward Myers' vision of having a sustainable working waterfront as well as protecting our marine environment; implemented through education and research projects with a focus on marine conservation," said Chris Davis of the Pemaquid Oyster Company.
The Pemaquid Oyster Co. and Schooner Landing have hosted the event since the first Pemaquid Oyster Festival in 2001. Both of these hosts contribute all of their profits from the day to the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund. The fundraising efforts of these hosts are supported by sponsors that help cover expenses including entertainment, tents, and fuel for the boat rides.
For more information on volunteer work or sponsorships please contact Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912 email@example.com
Musis All Day Long!!
Old Grey Goose
Newell Family Fiddlers
The New Rangers
The Hold Mackerels
Eric Green Party
Elliot, Mellyn and Jones
Closing Jam Session!
Boat Rides Aboard the River Tripper
And Lots of Oysters fresh from the River!!!
Schooner Landing Special Menu also available.
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